County C'ship: Kent, Warwickshire post wins

Kent defeated Nottinghamshire, while Warwickshire trumped Yorkshire.

Joe Denly scored an unbeaten 161 for Kent in the contest against Nottinghamshire. File Photo: Getty Images

Kent and Warwickshire notched up victories in their respective County Championship Division One fixtures on Thursday.

Sportstar has a brief look at the two contests and the one between Essex and Hampshire — featuring India's Ajinkya Rahane — that finished earlier this week.

Kent vs Nottinghamshire

Kent defeated Nottinghamshire by 285 runs in a County Championship Division One contest at Tunbridge Wells. Chasing a target of 406 for an unlikely win, Nottinghamshire was bowled out for 120 on the final day. Right-arm medium-pacer Harry Podmore took five wickets.

Put into bat, Kent scored 309 in its first innings, with a century from Zak Crawley (111), while James Pattinson picked up figures of 6 for 73 for the Notts.

In reply, Nottinghamshire was bowled out for 267, with half-centuries from Chris Nash (67) and Samit Patel (52). Matt Milnes picked a five wicket haul (5 for 67) for Kent.

In the second essay, Kent declared its innings on 363 for 5, a mammoth lead of 405. Joe Denly starred with an unbeaten 161, while Daniel Bell-Drummond chipped in with 79.

Yorkshire vs Warwickshire

Warwickshire pulled off a three-wicket win over Yorkshire in a County Championship Division One contest at York on Thursday.

Chasing 217 for victory, Wawrickshire started well — Will Rhodes and Dominic Sibley putting on 132 for the first wicket — but suffered a collapse as it neared its target. It lost six wickets for 49 runs as 21-year-old left-arm spinner James Logan took four wickets, but Yorkshire couldn't prevent the win.

Opting to field first, Warwickshire’s bowlers bowled out the home team for 259. Captain Steve Patterson top-scored with 60 while Gary Ballance also scored a half century (54). For Warwickshire, Oliver Hannon-Dalby picked up five wickets.

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Yorkshire, then, managed to grab a meagre lead of five runs, bowling the away side for 254. Sibley top-scored with 67 while Patterson and David Willey chipped in with three wickets apiece. In the second innings, Yorkshire scored 211. Jack Leaning scored 65, while for Warwickshire, Hannon-Dalby and Jeetan Patel picked four wickets each.

Essex vs Hampshire

On Monday, June 17, Essex defeated Hampshire by an innings and eight runs in a lop-sided, low-scoring contest at County Ground, Chelmsford.

Batting first, Hampshire was bowled out for 118, Simon Harmer claiming five wickets. Essex, in reply, scored 214, with half-centuries from Ravi Bopara (59) and Dan Lawrence (57).

In the second innings, Hampshire crumbled once again; it was bowled out for 88. Harmer was the wrecker-in-chief once again, taking seven wickets for a match haul of 12 wickets.

Rahane ended with a pair for Hampshire.